On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1840

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Nine Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant, born in Aberlour, Scotland (d. 1900)
  • Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel hymns), born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1908)